Thursday, July 28, 2016

News! Family-friendly pricing structure for middle grade adventures and mysteries

News! Concerning middle grade adventures and mysteries 

Family-Friendly Pricing Structure

# 1  Family-friendly prices. Elk Lake Publishing has changed their price structure on my adventures and mysteries for                Middle Grade Readers
This means all titles in the Sam Cooper Adventure Series are available for $5.95 in print, and $2.99 for e-books. This Currently applies to:

Lost Island Smugglers

Captain Jack’s Treasure

# 2  This Property is Condemned soon to be released!
Keep an eye out for the release of this new Sam Cooper Adventure due to be published very soon. 

                                                     


# 3 Also watch for the release of these additional new titles in the Sam Cooper Adventure Series, due to be published very soon. 

River Rampage


At the Buzzer

Ghosts inn the Old Attic

# 4  The Accidental Adventure Series is due to be released in time for Christmas. These books, too, will carry the $5.95 and $2.99 prices. This series had been expected earlier, but the publishing company was recently sold, causing a delay.

Accidental Adventures VIDEO


The Cat Burglars

Funny Money Mystery

The Secret of Grandmother’s Grandfather Clock

Summer Camp Trouble

Danger Mountain

Shadow of the Fat Man

Do you have a Middle Grade Reader 8 - 13 in your home, family, classroom, or circle of friends? Make sure they have the link to this blog for future updates and information. http://booksandboys.blogspot.com  

More exciting news coming soon!

Max Elliot Anderson
Author


If you have any questions or comments, I’d love to hear from you at mander8813@aol.com

For adult readers, make sure you check out The Sense of Humor http://yourhumorsense.blogspot.com  
  

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Plenty of Summer Still Ahead for Kids to Read

There’s still plenty of summer left for the kids in your life to read an exciting adventure or mystery from Christian author, Max Elliot Anderson 


Over 60 pages of reviews: http://maxbookreviews.blogspot.com 


Coming Soon!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Talk About Your Dream Car

Along with others in our family, I had the opportunity to ride in this car. The eyeballs of all our friends nearly popped out when the car pulled up in front of our elementary school. 

http://www.forgottenfiberglass.com/sport-custom-cars/lloyd-templeton’s-saturn-sport-custom-from-ames-iowa-motor-trend-january-1953/

Lloyd Templeton’s Saturn:Sport Custom From Ames Iowa (Motor Trend, January 1953)
Lloyd Templeton of Ames, Iowa, has gone all out on customizing as a hobby.  Speaking for himself as well as for Don and Bob Templeton, he said, “We feel that we have been well repaid for our efforts – pride of ownership means a lot to us.”
This sleek creation features a completely handmade sheet metal body on a modified ’48 Mercury chassis.  Overall length is 210 inches and, with the top on the car stands 48 inches above the roadway.  Road clearance is 5 and ½ inches and the weight is 3500 pounds.
The drivers compartment is located where the back seat was in the original body.  This accounts for the exceptional 90 inch length of the hood.  The instrument panel has an amazing array of no less than1 15 separate instruments.
Individual bucket-type seats are provided for driver and passenger.  Upholstery is luxurious black leather with white trim.  The car required 2 and ½ years of spare time to build, cost an approximate $12,000, and is the only one with its particular styling in the United States.

Friday, June 10, 2016

FREE - The Sense of Humor is FREE Through June 14

FREE - The Sense of Humor is FREE Through June 14




FREE - The Sense of Humor is FREE for through June 14.

My publisher has just made The Sense of Humor - Let Humor Fast Track You to Healthier, Happier Living, FREE through June 14 at:

The first half of its 330 pages contains research, interviews, and practical examples showing how a great sense of humor helps everything in life go better. Chapters include health, family, ministry, education, relationships, and more.

The second half of the book is packed with some of the funniest jokes and stories you’ll find anywhere. These alone will help to brighten your day each time you read them. This humor material is also broken down into sections that correspond to the earlier chapter headings.

Reviewers: Here’s a chance to get a copy so you can consider giving your review.

Libraries: This free copy will help you in your decision about adding this book to your shelves.

Magazines: Once you’ve seen the in formation in this book, a future article might be of interest.

Newspapers: Your readers may appreciate a review of this new book.

Newsletters: A spotlight on this book would be helpful to your readers.

Public Speakers: You will find ample humor material for future speeches.

Parents: There’s a whole chapter devoted to raising children, even teenagers, using humor.

Teachers: There’s a chapter documenting how the use of humor in the classroom will enhance learning and retention. 

Health Professionals: There is a broad spectrum of information when it comes to the positive effects of humor and health. Much of that material has been condensed in one of the chapters. And not only better health, combating depression is also covered.

Take advantage of this FREE offer today and find out how humor can fast track you, too, to healthier, happier living. Then please tell your family and circle of friends about this new book.

The Sense of Humor by Max Elliott Anderson


Review


By "Doc" Hilton on May 4, 2016
Format: Paperback
“If you can find humor in a situation, you can survive it.”

Those are the words of an unnamed comedian in the book, THE SENSE OF HUMOR, and the emphasis on the word “sense” is intentional. Think of humor as the “sixth sense” that everyone keeps talking about, but can never quite define. But understand, as well, that humor needs to be elevated out of the relative obscurity it enjoys in stand-up comedy clubs and late-night talk shows.

The therapeutic effects of humor have been analyzed, scrutinized, contemplated, collated, and annotated ad nauseam, but are usually hidden by a forest of mathematical, medical, psychological and statistical tables so dense that the subject dies from lack of oxygen.

Max Elliot Anderson has taken all of the data and put it in the language of the man on the street. Finally, whoever has an interest in the art and science of humor has a resource that will help them put a name on the positive effects of humor.

But we are living in the 21st Century, and the average consumer demands more! So . . . Anderson delivers.

The book is divided into two roughly equal parts. The first part is “How Humor Does What It Does.”

The second part of the book allows one to fully experience everything talked about in the first half, by providing a collection of humorous jokes, anecdotes, gaffs and giggles that will keep one in stitches – and out of the hospital – for the better portion of the remainder of one’s natural life.

5 stars for a book that delivers everything promised in the title!

Monday, June 06, 2016

Exciting Books for Avid and Reluctant Readers, Especially Boys

Do you have a struggling middle grade reader this summer, especially a boy?

Believe me when I tell you I grew up hating to read; not just in the summer, but all the time. There were several reasons for this, but the irony is my father authored over 70 books during his lifetime, and I didn’t read any of them as a child.

Today I write action-adventures and mysteries, for middle grade readers I would have enjoyed as a kid. My entire professional life has been devoted to the production of dramatic films, video programs, and television commercials.

So, when it comes to writing for middle grade readers, I bring unique elements to each project.

At the present time, I have contracts for over twenty books with three publishers. Perhaps you’ll find one that’s just perfect for your middle grade reader. Hopefully you’ll discover several more here because these books work well with struggling, or reluctant as well as avid readers. And though they are slanted toward boys, I’ve found that most girls have embraced them, too. 
The Sam Cooper Adventure Series!

 http://www.amazon.com/Lost-Island-Smugglers-Cooper-Adventure/dp/1942513291/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1433000622&sr=1-2-fkmr0&keywords=max+elliot+anderson%2C+lost+island+smugglers


There are 6 books in this series. Currently the available titles are Lost Island Smugglers and Captain Jack’s Treasure. The series includes the following titles:

Lost Island Smugglers 
Captain Jack’s Treasure
River Rampage

This Property Is Condemned 
Coming Soon!

At the Buzzer 
Ghosts In The Old Attic
Coming Soon!

Next is another 6 book series, from Elk Lake Publishing, called The Accidental Adventures of Kurt Benson And His Friends, Riley and Jordan. This series includes:
The Cat Burglars
Coming Soon!

Funny Money Mystery
The Secret Of Grandmother’s 
Grandfather Clock

Coming Soon!

Summer Camp Trouble

Danger Mountain


Shadow Of The Fat Man


NOTE: This series will begin releasing soon.
Mark these sites and check back often
Elk Lake Publishing: http://www.elklakepublishing.com/
Their FaceBook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ElkLakePublishing?fref=ts
For educators of elementary school students, especially those who struggle to get into a book. In association with Chestnut Publishing, in Toronto, Canada, another series of 6 books is in the works. Each includes reading comprehension questions and learning activities developed by a noted educational professional. A collection of short stories will also be included in the books to be published. These are all stand-alone stories. The titles include: 
Third House On The Left - Bullies
Midnight Shadows - Dangers of alcohol 

The House Next Door - Hydroponics & illegal drugs

Rail Yard Bandits - Stealing

The Secret Tunnel - Honor & the value of a good reputation

Forest Of Fear - Environment

Tree Fort, Pigtails, Pollywogs, And More        (A delightful collection of short stories for kids)

Mark this site and check back regularly
Chestnut Publishing: https://www.facebook.com/ElkLakePublishing?fref=ts

Another 6 books are available now from Comfort Publishing. They include:

Legend of the White Wolf

North Woods Poachers

Newspaper Caper

When the Lights Go Out

Barney and the Runaway

Terror at Wolf Lake

hope you’ll check out these books and the links provided. The first two series, Sam Cooper, and the Accidental Adventures, will be widely distributed through traditional book stores by Ingram, so I’d appreciate it if you would print out this entire post and take it to book store managers in your area. 
You are also welcome to forward this post to family, teachers, and your circle of friends.


Thank you!
Max Elliot Anderson


Thursday, May 19, 2016

Middle grade guys...Read a Book

Dramatic video to encourage boys to drop that electronic device and read...

        

    
    Max Elliot Anderson writes adventures and mysteries for middle grade readers. An additional 23 books are contracted for publishing over the next several months!
Amazon Author Page 

Monday, May 02, 2016

It's Children's Book Week

It’s Children’s Book Week May 2 - 8. 

Why not pick up a good action-adventure or mystery for the children in your life today? 





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